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| Help | October 24, 2012

A sharing agreement may have a major impact upon your life and your finances.

If it is a major investment you should consider the contract rather like a marriage. It should bring you years of happiness, but don’t go into it lightly and without proper consideration.

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Privacy policy

| Help | October 24, 2012

This is a legal document which sets out how yours2share handles data which identifies You. It applies to all Members and other Users of the yours2share Website. You should read it in conjunction with the yours2share Terms and Conditions, of which this Privacy Policy forms part.

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Terms and conditions

| Help | October 24, 2012

Welcome to yours2share, the service enabling you to find like-minded people with whom to share valuable assets.

This is a legal document which sets out the Terms and Conditions of the yours2share service. It applies to all Members and other Users of the yours2share website

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Disclaimer – spreadsheet estimating cost of buying assets

| Help | October 24, 2012

  • This spreadsheet (yours2share-estimated-costs.xls) is specifically designed to give an ESTIMATE of the financial values to be considered when purchasing any valuable asset. It deliberately simplifies some aspects of the financing in order to give ball-park values that can be easily understood.

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What are the environmental benefits of sharing?

| collaborative consumption, environment, Help | October 24, 2012

Sharing has three common consequences that are particularly environmentally friendly:

  • Better use of resources
  • Less space required
  • High standards of maintenance

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Flexible or fractional rent (or lease, licence, hire)

| fractional rent, Help | October 24, 2012

Flexible or fractional rental covers a huge range of ways in which long term flexible or fractional rental agreements can be set up to share an asset. Below are some examples based on property to give you some ideas, but the principles can be applied to boats, mobile homes, aircraft and just about any valuable asset.

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Second homes with a social conscience

| Help, Property | October 24, 2012

Many people who consider buying a second home (or vacation home) face a dilemma.

Even if you can afford exactly what you want, and justify the expense, it often feels socially, environmentally and even morally wrong to have a home lying idle for the majority of the time and not contributing to the local community.

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Auction culture and sharing

| collaborative consumption, Help | October 24, 2012

I’ve been reading about “auction culture” recently and it seems particularly relevant to sharing.

Auction culture is one aspect of e-bay’s impact on buying decisions. People are increasingly aware that some luxury items can be sold after a year or so for a high percentage of the original price. So when they want a new version, or if they decide they don’t need the item after all, they know they can recover much of the original cost. This can make the item better value than something that actually costs much less. So buying a Louis Vuitton handbag can be more cost effective than is immediately apparent to many people (and all men). Or, as explained in Futureshop by Daniel Nissanoff , how a $750 stroller (£350 pushchair to us Brits) can be the cheapest child transport option

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Vacation home sharing and fractional ownership

| fractional ownership, Help, Property | October 24, 2012

This detailed article covers many issues relating to fractional ownership of property or real estate. Although some aspects are very specific to the USA, particularly the sections on finance and taxation, it gives an excellent all round view of fractional ownership and the issues you need to consider. Here are the current fractional property or real estate listings.

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Car clubs: shared car ownership

| Car club & car share, Help | October 24, 2012

The terminology of car shared ownership can be confusing. Two common umbrella terms are car shared ownership and car fractional ownership: which simply mean any situation where there is more than one owner or user of one or more car(s).

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